Marg McJannett

Chief Executive Officer

Margaret's background is in oncology nursing. She has worked as a clinical nurse consultant at The Sydney Melanoma Unit, research coordinator in the Medical Psychology Research Unit, Sydney University and project officer at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane. She was the EO of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) and Cancer Council Australia before joining ANZUP. She has facilitated and contributed to COSA's and CCA's expert committees, the national Cancer Co-operative Clinical Trials Groups and COSA's collaborative role with key stakeholders.


Jaclyn Verghis 

Clinical Trials Project Manager

Jaclyn Verghis has worked in clinical trials coordination and data management for several years, beginning her career in the gastrointestinal service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre through to the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre. She has worked alongside various cancer cooperative trials groups representing different disease areas and treatment in gastrointestinal, brain and lung cancers as well as in radiotherapy and surgical trials. Jaclyn's experience ranges from study start up to close out, in pilot, phase II, III and registration studies, as well as in large cohort studies and biobank registries.


Nima Amatya 

Database and Administration Coordinator 

Nima’s role includes maintenance, coordination and administration of ANZUP’s clinical trials, membership and donor / stakeholder databases. She brings broad experience in administrative processes and data management, including six years in a number of roles at the Mary MacKillop Foundation. She is originally from beautiful Kathmandu in Nepal, however she is well travelled and did her schooling in Hong Kong and tertiary years in Delhi, India.  She and her family moved to Australia in 2010.

Lucy Byers 

Marketing and Communications Manager

Lucy Byers has worked in strategic and operational marketing positions for over 15 years, managing marketing, events, communications, sponsorship, digital and branding activities in a variety of industries including healthcare, property, not for profit, education, design and events. Lucy holds a Bachelor Degree in Communications and Advanced Diploma in Business and Marketing. Joining the ANZUP team in May 2016, Lucy brings with her extensive experience in increasing awareness and engagement for organisations and driving acquisition strategies to deliver outstanding results. 

Nicole Tankard 

Internal Communications and Project Manager

Nicole has over 15 years’ communications experience, and has worked across a range of industries including financial services, professional services, telecommunications and energy. Nicole holds a Bachelor Degree in Communications majoring in Public Relations and Marketing and joined ANZUP in 2019.


Claudia Brooks

Marketing and Communications Officer

Claudia joined ANZUP as Marketing & Communications Officer in April. Having spent three years studying in London, she returned to Australian shores in 2016 and worked in communications for not-for-profits Opportunity International and ReachOut Australia, before joining the ANZUP team.


Al Martin

Executive Assistant

Al joined the ANZUP team as Executive Assistant to the CEO in April 2019, with over 17 years of experience in practice management and medical/hospital administration. Following eight years in medical oncology working for the amazing Prof Eva Segelov, Al brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to her role at ANZUP.

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